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. california, hawaii, and mississippi are the only ones that haven't yet reported widespread activity but they probably will. five states went down in terms of the level of activity but four states also went up. it's a bit of a wash, wolf. we know the flu season started earlier. it's likely to end a little bit earlier as a result but we just have to collect some more data over the next couple of weeks, wolf. >> and that's what we'll do. we keep hearing that everyone still needs to get a flu shot, that it's not too late. but we're also hearing potentially about shortages. here's the question. is there enough vaccine to go around? >> yes, i believe so. but there's a micro way of looking at this and a macro. you have a certain amount of vaccine that is made and then you've got to sort of predict where it's going to be needed and how to distribute it around the country. a lot of this is based on utilization, flu vaccines in years passed past. 128 million doses distributed and 112 million vaccinated. those are actually pretty good numbers in terms of those that have been vaccinated. if you
, the mississippi river, the straits of florida you look at the diversity in the gulf of mexico. then look at the challenges between, what i call the interaction between the man-made world and the natural world. this is a very important part of the world but also a very complex part of the world. what you get as we have an increasing population and expension of the infrastructure you have increasing interaction with the natural environment, greater degrees of complexity. when you introduce challenges like climate change and uncertainty, the level of the types of events that can occur there in terms of the magnitude and consequences grows. we know the frequency is increasing. we're going to talk about this unique area of the world from a couple of different perspectives. i would like you to think about a couple of things as we do this. this concept of restill yantcy. -- resiliantcy. having done many, many months in the gulf of several different disasters and crisis that were down there i came to think of resiliantcy similar to the human immune system. the pre-existing conditions are not cr
tore through mississippi uprooting trees. two other twisters touched down in arkansas and missouri. this morning large parts of the country are bracing for more. maria molina is tracking it all in the weather center. this has been a crazy overnight. >>maria: that's right. good morning. good to see you. unfortunately we still have more ongoing severe weather right now across parts of kentucky, the state of west virginia, down through portions of tennessee, alabama, mississippi. multiple states here involved. the severe weather this morning with a number of tornado watches in effect, many of these throughout the morning hours and the latest one issued across eastern concern concern including western portions of the state of virginia until 1:30 eastern time. a strong cold front continues to push eastward. ahead of it warm temperatures. that is what is helping the strong storms produce the severe weather. we had a number of tornado warnings issues. what these tornado warnings mean is there could currently be a tornado on the ground. you've got to take these warnings seriously. when the
. the beneficiaries that are targeted underserved communities in louisiana, mississippi, alabama, and the florida panhandle. there are four components to this. the first is a program serving the developing improved community health programs. it is run by louisiana public health institute joined with the alliance institute which is a community-based organization. there is a mental and behavioral health program which has louisiana state university, southern mississippi university, the university of south alabama and the university of west florida. there is a literacy program which includes a washington- based group. that's got the literacy aimed at the literacy of the community and the community workers and those involved in with community activism and community projects. finally, there is a community health worker training program that is based at the university of south alabama. the overall goal here is one where resilience comes up in the language all the time but the resilience is very much in keeping with what we would do in public health. yesterday there was a meeting held at e.p.a. by the e.
for the victims of hurricane sandy. >>> and big surprise, a mississip mississippi congressman who begged, begged for katrina money had the nerve to vote against sandy money, which got him little bit of attention from john stewart. that is coming up. ♪ i wish my patients could see what i see. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol and any of these risk factors can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup in their arteries. so it's even more important to lower their cholesterol, and that's why, when diet and exercise alone aren't enough, i prescribe crestor. in a clinical trial versus lipitor, crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. [ female announcer ] crestor is not right for everyone. like people with liver disease or women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. tell your doctor about other medicines you're taking. call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain or weakness, feel unusually tired, have loss of appetite, upper belly pain, dark urine or yellowing of skin or eyes. these could be signs of rare but serious side effects.
you look like the anti-choice proposals already in 2013. mississippi and virginia. strict new regulations are going to shut down abortion clinics. texas, arizona and wisconsin, legislators are pushing 20-week fetal pain abortion bans. and in wisconsin, taking a cue from virginia, they're going to introduce a forced ultrasound bill. they're moving forward, laura. >> absolutely. they're moving forward everywhere. you can go on and on. the heartbeat bill in ohio, some of these bills are getting more extreme. someone in michigan introduced a bill that was giving tax credit to fetuses. i think they're not slowing down at all, but it's really interesting that these anti-choice majorities were reelected, considering in some of these states, for instance, ohio, there was an exit poll that show that the majority of ohioans are pretty pro-choice. and they managed to reelect this in both chambers. it seems to me that it has to do with the way the districts were drawn up. >> when you look at the texas governor's rick perry's pledge just lags month, it showed where the gop's priorities lie
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short-changed. we have stood with the citizens of florida and alabama, mississippi and louisiana, iowa and vermont, california and missouri, in their times of need. now i trust they will stand with us. >> he also said washington could learn a thing or two from new jersey about the art of compromise. >> now, we've had our fights. and we have stuck to our principles. but we have established a governing model for america that shows that even with heartfelt beliefs, bipartisan compromise is possible. achievement is the result. and progress for our people is the payoff. maybe the folks in washington in both parties could learn something from our record here in new jersey. >> you know, jon meacham, dana millbank who occasionally writes a snarky column or two in "the washington post" actually offered a fairly broad support of embrace of chris christie as the republican party savior, for obvious reasons. he says this. certainly the storm and more important, christie's forceful response boosted the governor's standing. but the tea party's record lows and christie's record highs tell a larger st
and mississippi as we head into the overnight. they are more deadly during the nighttime hours because most of us aasleep. tomorrow, the line moves through atlanta and charlotte, richmond, maybe even washington, d.c. after ice over the weekend. we are into severe thunderstorms. and it will pour rain here around chicago, detroit, indianapolis, we could see 3 to 5 inches of rainfall and flooding in this part of the country. the ground froze last week because it was so cold. now that ground is like concrete. the water falls off. in terms of the heat, just a sample of some cities. wisconsin in the 50s today. iowa in the 50s. some cities have gone to the low 60s in iowa this morning. down across florida, we're in the 80s. corpus christi could hit a high of 92 degrees this afternoon. the record is 86. guys, it would just shatter the old record high. >> eric, i had a friend who went to chicago and what was the -- who was the low in chicago and where is it now? it's like -- what's the -- i mean, it's a huge spread, isn't there, like unheard of. >> it is. chicago actually just got to 59, which ties the re
come to the gulf, you'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. living with moderate to semeans living with pain.is it could also mean living with joint damage. humira, adalimumab, can help treat more than just the pain. for many adults, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. tell your doctor if you have had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections or have symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough, or sores. you should not start humira if you have any kind of infec
. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. >>> welcome back to "hardball." one of president obama's first major challenges in his second term will be trying to get significant new gun control legislation through the congress, but can he do it? if the outrageous opposition coming from the right is any indication, the president has a major fight on his hands. the nra has labeled him an elitist hypocrite and called out his daughters who receive secret service protection. yesterday senator ted cruz accused the president of exploiting the murder of children to push through gun control legislation, and then there are the real nuts out there. a movement of people who say that the sandy hook tragedy was a hoax. the real purpose was to create a political environment to take away all our guns. the american public is largely on board with at least some of the president's agenda. in a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, more than half, 56%, say laws covering the sale of firearms shou
to the university of mississippi. it took the federal troops to go in there to get them in the door. a governor named george wallace tried to stop people at the door at the university of alabama, they had to be pushed aside. that's an aggressive communitarian notion of rights where you have to get together to get it done. you don't hide out in a line shack with a couple guns and say this is my idea of rights. >> it's about community. women didn't have the right to vote until 1919, and it took individual women and communities of women and the american people ultimately to come together and say, this is the right time, we need to make this change. >> but you feel the positive embrace. it wasn't like a bunch of humorless suffragettes with placards like those people, activists. >> no, we're in it together. that's what was so great about this speech. we're in it together. and we're standing together whether it's women or lgbt members or african-americans, hispanics, immigrants. this is the melting pot. >> here is the president's message. it was one of inclusion, as you just said, stephanie, and yest
years in terms of rebuilding. we have seen that in louisiana and mississippi. we are still in mississippi, we're still working with the state to provide assistance to homeowners that are still rehabilitating their home. so we cannot wait really any longer to start -- >> is it fair to say a delayed recovery is a failed recovery speak with a delayed recovery is a failed recovery. recovery that doesn't allow for communities to plan for the range of means, understanding that it may take five to 10 years to recover, we would also say it is failed. >> administrator, taking off from the secretary's comments about the regional economy within the complex -- transportation is a critical element, is it not, if getting people to work, getting a workforce to their job, being able to great productivity, being able to drive a better bottom line, being able to move an economy? i think sometimes we think maybe another part of the country, transportation and particularly transit, in some types of luxury. but isn't it a necessity to economic success? >> it absolutely is, mr. chairman, but now
in the missouri and mississippi valleys. hurricanes in louisiana or florida. and other disasters. we've sent our tax dollars, billions of them. and now all of a sudden some are suggesting we should change the rules when we are hit by the first major disaster to hit the new york city region in a very long time. that's not fair. that's not right. and we have argued against it, and i hope my colleagues will defeat the lee amendment. and i also say to my colleagues that this is not just dollars and cents. these are people who care, are waiting, homeowners waiting to rebuild their homes. they haven't moved back in. small business owners who are hanging on by a thread after building a business for 25 years. we know when the hand of god strikes, it's overwhelming for them. take rita from emerald magic lawn care. her company helps local families, schools and businesses with lawn care in the spring and summer and around the holidays they help with decorations and lights. but emerald magic's business was interrupted for many weeks. the client base dried up. rita's business will be in huge trouble. it may
to help you solve it. >> pelley: the deep south saw something rare this week: snow. jackson, mississippi, got nearly two inches and that's more than chicago has had this season. the storm pushed overnight making driving treacherous in knoxville, tennessee. in virginia, state police got 700 calls reporting crashes. but up north it's too warm. a rise in ocean temperatures is killing off the livelihood of the iconic new england fisherman. two years ago they hauled in 14 million pounds of shrimp, but this year they will catch only a tenth of that. so we sent seth doane out to sea. >> reporter: off the rocky coastline of five islands, maine, ronald pinkham has been up before dawn setting traps for nearly 60 years. how's the catch today? >> terrible. >> reporter: a third-generation fisherman, he's caught lobster in spring, summer and fall and shrimp each winter when lobsters move offshore. but that annual rhythm is changing. how long is shrimp season? >> (laughs) that's a good question. >> reporter: pinkham and his stern man derek colby worry the shrimp season-- which used to last months-- cou
, louisiana, mississippi, texas. we didn't ask questions. we just stopped and delivered aid to those in need. this is important, it is important that members who have been the benefactor of our goodwill in the past remember this generosity when voting today. . almost three months later and my constituents continue to suffer. i urge passage of the rule and underlying bill and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from yields back. the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: i'm pleased to yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. andrews. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. andrews: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. andrews: i thank my friend for yielding. 78 days ago a tremendous force of fury hit the northeastern region of the united states. today we make an act of national interest. this is not an act of excess or an act of charity. for those who claim that there is excess in this bi
at the inauguration. he was gunned down in the driveway of his mississippi home 50 years ago. >>> on a lighter note, 1600 penn is heading to 1600 pennsylvania avenue. the cast and crew will attend a screening of the show this afternoon. "1600 penn" is about a dysfunctional first family. it's produced by one of the president's former speech writers. it premiers tomorrow night. >>> cory booker is a little comedian. hey, never met you, your tweets, crazy, i'll dm you my number so call me maybe. pretty good, right? that's going to wrap things up for me. i'll see you back here tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. eastern. you know why i have a non-sexual political crush on, alex wagner. >> wow, i should have seen that in the teleprompter and had something witty. i have a nonsexual political crush on you, too. >> call me any time. >> i will, my friend. >>> a new report says that president obama will nominate white house chief of staff jack lew as his next secretary treasury tomorrow. we'll look with jen psaki, jonathan capehart, and hans nichols, who first broke the treasury news. >>> plus, christie's big state of the
every time to louisiana, alabama, florida, mississippi, missouri, alabama have needed aid for disasters. new jersey and new york's representatives regardless of party have stood up for them. it's now time for them to stand up for this region of the country as well. this should not be subject to politics. this is a basic function of government. and yeah i'm concerned about it, because every day it doesn't happen is a day it doesn't happen. i can't take anybody's assurances anymore. \[inaudible question] >> my understanding is that the flood insurance program will run out of money next week if not refinanced by congress. and so the speaker's irresponsible action in not moving on anything at least appears from the information i have been given will leave the flood insurance program broke by the end of next week. \[inaudible question] >> i'm not concerned about that, but more the indecision that's the problem. we found in nondisaster-related times, the fact is they couldn't make a decision. so businesses sat for months and months and months waiting to be made. sitting on the governor's desk
of florida, alabama, mississippi, louisiana, iowa, vermont, california and missouri in their times of need. now i trust that they will stand with us. so make no mistake. new jersey's spirit has never been stronger. our resolve never more firm. our unity never more obvious. let there also be no mistake -- much work still lies ahead. damage that comes only once in a century will take in some cases years to repair. here is some of what we have done already -- we have created a cabinet-level position to coordinate the state's efforts across every agency, and marc ferzan is here today, ready to work with you on this restoration effort. we've requested the federal government to pay 100% of the costs of the significant debris removal that we require -- and have already received $18 million for that task. we have secured $20 million from the federal highway administration for emergency repair of our roads, bridges and tunnels -- a down payment on a major infrastructure task ahead. we have directed our department of environmental protection to streamline approvals for restoring critical infrastruct
the tradition of providing relief. we have stood with the citizens of florida, alabama, mississippi, louisiana, iowa, vermont, california and missouri in their times of need. with us. [applause] [applause] so make no mistake. new jersey's spirit has never been stronger. our resolve never more firm. our unity never more obvious. let there also be no mistake -- much work still lies ahead. damage that comes only once in a century will take in some cases years to repair. here is some of what we have done already -- we have created a cabinet-level position to coordinate the state's efforts across every agency, and marc ferzan is here today, ready to work with you on this restoration effort. we've requested the federal government to pay 100% of the costs of the significant debris removal that we require -- and have already received $18 million for that task. we have secured $20 million from the federal highway administration for emergency repair of our roads, bridges and tunnels -- a down payment on a major infrastructure task ahead. we have directed our department of environmental protection to str
. the clerk: mr. whitehouse of rhode island. mr. wicker of mississippi. the vice president: please raise your right hand. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? the group: i do. the vice president: congratulations, senators. [applause] mr. reid: mr. president? the vice president: the majority leader. mr. reid: i note the absence of a quorum and ask the clerk to call the roll. the vice president: the absence of a quorum having been suggested, the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: the vice president: a quorum is present. the majority leader. mr. reid: can we have order, please. the vice president: may we have order in the senate. the majority leader. mr. reid: mr. president, we --
spot on earth. (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. >>> if the flu is not enough this season, the cdc says there is a terrible stomach virus that has some awful symptoms. senior medical correspondent
, and connecticut. we can do this on the eastern seaboard, the gulf coast, the mississippi delta region, and the earthquake region. we are not and do not need to read about the wheel, either. all of these things have been done and we can continue to do it. on the jersey shore, and i know it is a much bigger area, being a mayor from the jersey shore, just coming from there this morning and talking to people on the ground, these are our needs. now we have to figure out how we match them to the policy, funding, and resources that are coming. i have had this experience several times, one of those christmas tree lights out in the yard and get them all throughout the bushes and down to the last strand, and you end up with two of the same, because you were not paying attention and they will not plug into each other. we want to make sure these resources and this funding and this will plugs into the needs of the people who need it. we are frustrated, we are tired , we are waiting, we want to read old. we understand, we certainly do, practically no one who think we will just rebuild exactly what
what we was done for louisiana and alabama and mississippi in katrina. what was done in joplin, missouri, what was done in the floods in iowa. we don't expect anything more than that, but we will not accept anything less and if they want to make new rules about disasters, well, they picked the wrong state to make the new rules with. >> greta: governor christie making those remarks after touring bradley beach, an area hit hard by sandy. coming up was a woman accused of slaughtering her ex-boyfriend in the shower caught in more lies. the jury hears more tapes from jodi arias, and you'll hear them. you've seen them probably posted on the websites where the customers complain about the contractors, now, tables are turned. frustrated contractors who are tired of taking it, now have a place to dish it out. the story behind nasty clients.com. that's two minutes away. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies.
jersey does not expect anything more than what was done for louisiana and alabama and mississippi in katrina. what was done in joplin, missouri. what was done in the floods in iowa. we don't expect anything more than that, but we will not accept anything less. and if they want to make new rules about disasters, well, they picked the wrong state to make the new rules with. >> that's jersey talking. joining me now is new york congressman steve israel. congressman from new york who represents areas hard hit by superstorm sandy. steve, thank you so much, congressman, for coming on. >> sure, chris. >> you're a partisan democrat, fair enough. will you lats talk about this issue as a national thing. why new york, i thought they got great media coverage, when you have a baseball star in new york, they're national figures, just huge, but yet this time i do think that the media is undercut. i'm as guilty as anybody for not seeing what's right in front of our eyes and for some reason it hasn't gotten the pictures on tv as much as, you know, katrina did. i have learned on the ground what it's
get rid of the andreas fault? mississippi's in a drought. you think you're not going to have a flood again? who you going to come to when you have these things? >> obviously he passionately feels differently than you do, sir. how do you respond to his point? >> well, a couple things. our goal is to make sure the money we spend actually gets to those that need it. also, the earlier vote last week about flood insurance, we have a program that's hemorrhaging and needs to be reformed to make sure it works. but one thing to note is according to the congressional budget office, 80% of these funds won't be spent for two years. so we don't have to spend those today or authorize those today. we just want to make certain the money gets to those in need and it does in a proper wayen and me sure it goes in the course that gives people full opportunity to comment to see how the money's going to be spent. >> much of what you say makes a lot of sense but of course, usually when there's disaster relief aid it comes very quickly. this has frustrated your colleagues from new york and new jersey and ne
, congratulations, did you get rid of the andreas fault, mississippi you think you are not going to have a flood again? who do you come to when you have these things. >> he obviously feels differently than you do. how do you respond to his point. >> a couple of things is to make sure the money we spend gets to those who need it. the earlier vote about flood insurance, we have a program that is hemorrhaging and needs to be reformed. one thing to note. according to the congressional budget office, 80% of the funds won't spent for two years. we don't hav to authorize or spend those today. we want to be certain the money gets to those in need and make sure it goes through the course to get people to comment to see how the money will be spent. >> much of what you say makes a lot of sense. when there is disaster relief aid it comes quickly and this frustrated your colleagues from new york, new jersey, new england. governor christie has been vocal about sandy aid. he called out john boehner directly. i want to ask you the question this way, especially since you are from kansas, in new york, new jersey
-workers and stayed after they were murdered. the world knew it took courage to go to mississippi as a freedom rider. and after those murders, the world knew how much courage it took. barney frank had that courage. i first heard him speak as a guest lecturer at harvard. barney frank was then a top aide to boston mayor, kevin white. barney frank was by far the fastest talking teacher i heard. he went on to get elected to the massachusetts legislature. he picked up a law degree from harvard while he was a state legislator. and then in 1980, when ronald reagan won office, barney frank was first elected to congress, serving 32 years in the house of representatives. and every day of those 32 years he was the smartest guy in the building. he was not always the most effective. you need three things to be an effective, accomplished member of the house. two of them simply take time. experience and senority. the other requires a certain amount of luck, your party must be in the majority. you saw what barney frank could do with experience, seniority and his party being in the majority when he was chairman of t
that we saw last year, we're dealing with this year, the low levels in the mississippi river, that's going to go into next year. part of the problem is we're not having enough precipitation come down, not enough snowfall and rain to help alleviate that drought. >> what about the ice melt and effects of -- i know you've been to greenland and all over the globe, really, to witness the effects on animal life and ultimately on our own weather systems. >> it affects everything. they are seeing the ice melt in greenland faster than they ever anticipated. it is happening much faster than scientists ever expected, and that's one of the many alarming things. the other thing about having warmer weather, while you and i enjoy it because we don't have to put on heavy boots, scarves, gloves, all of that, it changes our ability to grow things. we are seeing growing zones in the united states migrate farther north. we are seeing butterflies that used to live in texas and louisiana. they are now showing up in massachusetts. it is changing everything around us, not just our ability to ski in the winter in
to your state. you know, as i sat here and supported alabama, i supported mississippi, i supported texas, i was hoping that by now the northeast part of this country would have -- congress would have acted. it's been 77 days. those people are hurting. people in my district still can't get back to their homes and here we are in the last congress we just didn't do anything about it. now we're moving forward and hopefully january 15 we can get the rest of the money so those people that are suffering from all these states hit by this storm can get their lives back together again and i thank you, i yield back. >> gentleman yields back. does the gentleman from new jersey continue to reserve? >> i yield one minute for his floor debate, the gentleman from new york, sean patrick maloney. >> the gentleman from new york is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, my name is sean patrick maloney. i'm new here. i don't know all the rules of washington but it seems like the rule here is to put off till tomorrow what should be done today even when our fellow americans are suffering. a long time ago
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for wildlife refuges in texas, $20 million in mississippi, and $74 for refuges in louisiana. the sponsor of this amendment's home state. one of the central responsibilities of this institution is to act on behalf of the american people whenever a major disaster occurs. federal disaster relief is meant to restore homes, businesses and communities and federal facilities to pre-disaster conditions. we do this whether it's a fire in the west, a tornado in the south or a hurricane in the northeast. there is no good reason to make an exception of the mckinney refuge here. the sponsor of this amendment has argued that this includes $9.8 million solely to repair the damage on the outer islands. this is not true. fish and wildlife required repairs for the mckinney refuge including $2 million. the rest of the funds would support repairs all along of 70 miles. by cutting the funding needed to rebuild the connecticut coastline, this amendment prevents the mckinney refuge from meeting its federal commitment to provide education and outdoor recreation for the public and unfairly singles out connecticu
threat is for louisiana, mississippi and across upper portions of mississippi river valley, arkansas through memphis, tennessee, through the ohio river valley. we'll keep you posted certainly martha throughout the day and bill. we could see a volatile situation unfolding. back to you. >> thank you for that, janice. we'll keep an eye on it. bill: there are new reports the legacy of the deadly terror attack in libya is looming large over the future of the u.s. involvement in afghanistan. president obama meets with hamid karzai late tomorrow in fact. the attack in benghazi reportedly a driving factor in the ultimate decision in how large of a force to leave behind. john bolton, former ambassador to the u.n. and fox news contributor. welcome back. what do you make of this? how do you put this together? >> i think it has got our priorities backwards. if taliban takes control again in afghanistan, we won't have to worry about protecting drone bases or diplomats because we won't be there at all. and i think this is part of the unreality of the obama administration's approach there. the low
mississippi and many other tribes to what's now oklahoma, and he held the floor for three days defending the people that had no right to vote, had no ability to defend themselves and trying valiantly to make sure they were allowed to retain their homeland and retain their identity and their rights. he wasn't successful in that fight, but he fought it nonetheless. frankly, it would be incredibly ungrateful for me now -- at the time of his people's greatest need to return the favor. i urge the passage of the rule. i urge the passage of the rogers amendment. i urge the passage of the rogers bill. i urge the passage of the frelinghuysen amendment to that bill. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma reserves. the gentlelady from new york is recognized. ms. slaughter: good afternoon, mr. speaker, and i thank the gentleman for yielding me the customary 30 minutes and i yield myself such time as i may consume. i really appreciate the words of my colleague. we're very happy last night at the rules committee that all members of the rules co
mississippi, alabama, maybe georgia, winter is coming back. >> we know all about it. andrew was late this morning because winter was here. >> that is true. >> george washington bridge was not my friend this morning. >> we heard that you were not even on the bridge yet. they closed -- >> they closed -- apparently the bridge was shut down for a while. >> the upper level or lower level -- >> the west side highway of also having problems. we were literally going backwards on the highway. to see try to get out. >> bad. i have 33 miles. it was bad. it was bad. >> sleety and bad. >> okay. >>> let's talk banks. financial leaders coming together today at the annual meeting of the securities industry and financial markets association, commonly known as sifma. joining us, chad helk, ceo of the global private client group at raymond james financial, also the chairman of sifma. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> what's on tap today? >> today's actually not the annual meeting. we're having a briefing with member of the press to talk about what's up in the agenda for this year. and what's on
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